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Wednesday, 25 April 2018

WAKE IN FRIGHT - Author, critic, teacher and scholar Peter Galvin seeks help with his research


Hello Friends

Please find details here re my forthcoming book about Wake in Fright (1971) and my crowdfunding campaign - which is now live at the Australian Cultural Fund

I'm seeking funds to complete my research and deliver the book by year's end.

Please forward to anyone who you think might help in any way (ie donations or getting the word out!)

Thank you all for your help already!


“Wake in Fright is a masterpiece and certainly one of the best films ever made in Australia.”
David Stratton, Critic and Author

A LONG WAY FROM ANYWHERE

PETER GALVIN’s FORTHCOMING BOOK

THAT TELLS THE DEFINITIVE UNTOLD STORY BEHIND THE MAKING OF THE CLASSIC AUSTRALIAN FILM

WAKE IN FRIGHT

IS CROWDFUNDING NOW AT

THE AUSTRALIAN CULTURAL FUND WEBSITE here

ALL DONATIONS FOR AUSTRALIAN SUPPORTERS OVER $3 DOLLAR ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE

“Continuing support for his project is important, for us and for future generations.”
Margaret Pomeranz, Critic

“Fitting that this extraordinary story should be brought to life by Peter Galvin, a fine writer and a devoted film scholar, whose unswerving erudition and thoroughness are a byword for compelling reading.”
Al Clark, producer
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

"I can't think of a better person to deliver this book than Peter Galvin - not only a diligent film historian but an insightful and thoughtful writer who helps us to think about films we think we know well in fresh and stimulating ways."
Lynden Barber, critic and former Sydney Film Festival Director

"Wake in Fright was a watershed moment in the recent history of Australian cinema.
When it was first released in 1971 it caused alarm and controversy before disappearing for decades. Its view of Australian outback life seemed for many audiences just too close to the bone.It had a profound effect on me and how I saw my newly adopted country.
Still, the story of how and why it was made - and the passionate and talented people behind it - needs telling.'
David Stratton, Critic and Author

AUTHOR’S STATEMENT

“After years of work I am close to delivering A Long Way from Anywhere.
Right now, I need funds to complete research found in archives in the USA, England, and here at the ABC.
This material is rare, invaluable and crucial to my story.My book is a cultural and social history, a vivid portrait of Australian showbiz life in film and TV in the 1960s a time when Australia was shaking itself free of the Cultural Cringe, a time when it was re-inventing a new vision of itself thru the Arts…especially in film and TV.

Your support will be credited and all donors will be able to take advantage of special offers on publication.”

ABOUT THE BOOK

You can contact the author E petergalvi@gmail.com    | Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/alongwayfromanywherethestoryofwakeinfright/

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